Johannesburg, Apr.27: 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal has been chosen to be the Spain’s flag- bearer at the opening ceremony of this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.  It is for the second time that the Spanish maestro has been given the honour. ALSO READ: Olympics serves Rio better than World Cup: Mayor Paes Also Read - Novak Djokovic Equals Roger Federer's Record For Most Weeks as World No.1 at ATP Rankings

He was earlier selected as the flag-bearer for the 2012 London Olympics but was replaced by NBA star Pau Gasol due to an injury,Sport24 reported.  The announcement was made to mark the 100-day countdown to the opening ceremony at Rio’s Maracana Stadium. Also Read - Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic Beats Daniil Medvedev For Record-Extending Ninth Title at Melbourne Park, Wins 18th Grand Slams Title Overall

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